Dan - good points. We're seeing another sector of the service industry as we're in the process of building a house. I promised my spouse that I wouldn't get "all North American" as we wind our way through design and build. I just chalk most of it up to "island time" and triple all estimates. I then stand outside in the sun and think, "I don't care about the inconvenience and hassles... this is all worth it to be here..."
But I still think the woman at the submarine rides could do with an attitude adjustment. LOL